Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

What is Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion?

surgical procedure that is used to treat spinal cord compression by decompressing the nerve roots of cervical spine by dissecting the vertebrae and stabilizing them. It is done in cases of pain due to herniated disc or spondylosis. The herniated disc is removed and space is made for the nerve by enlarging the inter-vertebral foramen. a bone graft is added to join the vertebrae(fusion).

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I am a 68 yo male with a history of kidney stones which haven't been an issue for the past couple of years. I had a UTI last week & was prescribed...

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Most likely to be due to the UTI only

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I am considering surgery for my cervical osteoarthritis. I have been to a pain clinic and have managed the pain for serveral years with...

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Short period of recovery.

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My brother is 38 years old and is in good health. One week back he met an accident and after the MRI scan doctors confirmed that

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Some degree of recovery is likely

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